Toddlers

The Toddler Program is designed for children 16 months to 31 months.  The toddler is given independence to test self-limits and self-management. Staff assists the toddler with language development, encourages complex thinking, decision-making, and helps guide the child through a variety of emotions.  

Group size: 14 to 19 children  - Adult to Child Ratio: 1:7

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Activity

Description

Singing and Music

Promotes music appreciation by providing listening, singing, & dancing activities through the use of CD’s, tapes, musical instruments, and through Growing with Music (an independent program that comes into the center).

Reading Time

Promotes multi-cultural learning about faces, emotions, shapes, animals, objects, families, colors, and the ABC’s through the use of soft covered books, board and vinyl books.

Circle Time and Story Time

Develops listening and communication skills through group activities such as: songs, finger plays, and flannel board stories.

Arts and Crafts

Introduces art through structured projects and provides guided practice with paint, crayons, markers, glue, writing utensils and toddler scissors.

Space & Sequence

Develops an understanding of "above", "under", and "next to" through verbal direction, games, and books.

Dramatic Play

Develops social skills and allows pre-schoolers to explore real life through imaginary play by using “life like” toys such as: the play kitchen, dolls, cars, trucks, puppets, dress-up clothing and theme props.

Cognitive Development

Stimulates thinking and reasoning skills through the use of problem solving activities, games, and puzzles.

Sensory Development

Stimulates the tactile development through the use of texture-based stations such as water, the sand or rice table, and cooking.

Manipulative Development

Develops fine motor skills through the use of puzzles, links, and duplos. 

Large Muscle Movement

Develops gross motor skills through the use of playground equipment, mats, and tunnels.

Outside Play

Promotes appreciation of nature through group walks with the 6-seat buggy and wagons, as well as through playground activities.

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